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R&D Systems Engineer - Satellite Gound Systems (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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**Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team and solve significant issues and challenges for our nation's security!**

We are seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to join our diverse team!

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Coordinate research and development activities for ICADS, RDP, GNT, NAPGS and LAZAP within the USNDS program.
+ Uses systems engineering principles to develop and enhance processes or systems which enable system wide activities and synthesize new approaches to realize goals.
+ Defines future development activity and possible technology transfer of solutions, products, principles or technology.
+ Act as a deputy to USNDS management and serves as the primary interface for external partners. Briefs the customer on status and makes recommendations during customer meetings such as PMR, PRB, etc.
+ Collaborates with those responsible for developing, testing, and implementing the system and its elements.
+ Understands the nature of system problems and solution options, and the trade space to evaluate the efficacy of those options and may lead customers and partners decision space.
+ Evaluates, tests, and analyzes subsystem contribution to system function.
+ Works with the various subsystem teams to verify complex requirements, often from a combination of analysis and simulated environmental testing.


+ Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with 8 years of experience
+ Familiarity or certification in process improvement activities such as Lean 6, ISO, CMMi and ITIL
+ Experience developing and managing integrated solution roadmaps
+ Experience as a technical advisor or liaison to external partners
+ Can obtain a DOE Q or TS/SCI clearance


+ An advanced technical degree in a relevant discipline plus 2 or more years experience
+ Operation or management of satellite ground system projects
+ Exceptional communication skills with an ability to form good working relationships with both the customers and internal employees
+ Strong leadership skills
+ Demonstrated ability to handle adversity and manage competing priorities
+ Active DOE Q (or TS) with SCI

Department Description:

USNDS Ground Lifecycle Engineering is responsible for the project management, systems engineering, and operations of the satellite ground systems that support the US capability to monitor the earth's atmosphere and surrounding space for nuclear detonations. This department serves as one of the technical interfaces to the Air Force for projects within the United States Nuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection System (USNDS) Ground Program, which include the Integrated Correlation and Display System (ICADS) and the Ground NDS Terminal (GNT). In addition, the team works closely with Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) operators to support real-time missions, resolve and analyze anomalies, and define ground system requirements.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


Posted: 2020-02-10 Expires: 2020-03-12

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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